|Underneath everything we are
Underneath everything we do,
We are the people, connected, interdependent, united and when we reach out
a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That's what it means to LIVE
Advancing the Common Good: What do we mean by this?
United Way understands when families find themselves in crisis due to job loss, health issues, or even disasters, they need safety net programs to lean on. That's why United Way continues to support programs that offer assistance with food and clothing, as well as emergency assistance with medication and utilities.
But, United Way also looks to improve our community and create real, lasting change. Our goal is to be proactive in helping prevent problems before they occur. We believe we can begin to change the world we see around us by focusing our efforts in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
Health is important to all of us and factors into every aspect of our lives. Adults and children who are in good mental and physical health are productive at work and school, and are more likely to give back to their community.
A good education is essential for the future success of our children. Helping children achieve their potential prepares them for life and produces independent, successful adults.
A quality education leads to a stable job that creates enough income to support a family through retirement. Every family needs enough income to pay for the necessities and provide a stable home.
THESE ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A GOOD LIFE FOR EVERYONE.
United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes
by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united
means being part of the change. It takes everyone in the community
working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
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United Way of Etowah County
605 South 4th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901